Orecchiette with mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes

Orecchiette with mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes: a first course that will please the whole family. Orecchiette are a type of pasta that I like very much, either for their ability to capture the dressing, or for their thick texture. A classic pasta in the regional cuisine of Puglia, in my opinion orecchiette are well suited to be served […]

Paccheri Ligurian style

Paccheri Ligurian style. I named this recipe after my home land, Liguria, as a tribute and also because of the use of basil and pine nuts that are so characteristic of this Italian region and the basis of the worldwide famous pesto. To give a creamy consistency to the dressing, I used butter and a creamy, […]

Sartù my way

The Sartù of rice is a classic Neapolitan recipe: the protagonist is rice, yes, but also a truly rich stuffing with meatballs, boiled eggs, peas, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and so on. Without detracting from the goodness of the plate, making a  sartù with the original recipe would require a morning’s work in the kitchen and, […]

Italian Rice Pie

This Italian rice pie is a regional recipe of Liguria, in the area of La Spezia, Italian important commercial and cruise port. It is a very simple savoury pie, usually realized with leftover boiled rice: actually in La Spezia area, we oftencook rice in abundance just to have some left and make this very simple […]